Psychologist Krushinsky: searching for symptoms on the Internet can lead to real diseases

In addition, Krushinsky explains, after reading about any alarming symptoms, there is a great risk of actually finding them because of the power of self-hypnosis. As a result, the situation will only get worse.

However, this is not the only reason why cyber hypochondria can be dangerous. The fact is that after self-diagnosis, there is a high risk of starting another and self-medication. However, only a doctor can prescribe effective therapy – and many of the tips that can be found on the Internet are actually useless and even harmful, the psychologist recalls in an interview with Prime agency.

The information that a person can find on the Web can also form false expectations from an appointment with a specialist. In this case, going to a therapist can be alarming.

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